PublISHED ON 18 May 2018

UpDATED ON 23 November 2018

The ESS research facility in Sweden

On our ESS pages, you can learn more about the work that is currently underway to construct and run the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, from a Swedish perspective.

You can also read about the following:

  • what ESS is, and how research using neutrons is conducted
  • the participants who are actively involved in ESS
  • where you can find support if you would like to become involved (regardless of whether you work in academia or industry).

What is ESS?

ESS is an international, multidisciplinary research facility that is being constructed in Lund. It will become the world’s most powerful neutron source and will provide new knowledge on matters such as the structure, composition and dynamic properties of various materials. Sweden and Denmark are the host nations and the Swedish Research Council supports Sweden in that role. We support Sweden in its efforts to participate in, utilise and provide ESS with the required expertise.

Questions about the financing of research infrastructure


  1. Apply for funding for collaboration with neutron scientists in Japan

    The Swedish Research Council has decided to fund a new mobility programme focusing on neutron research and activities related to the the European Spallation Source ESS and the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex J-PARC.

  2. Swedish Research Council is taking part in the building of one of the world’s largest and fastest supercomputers

    The Swedish Research Council is part of a consortium together with Finland and six other countries that will now be building one of the world’s largest and fastest supercomputers.